Opinion  /  Published 04.06.22

Indisputable link

L ast month, a teacher of political science in Uttar Pradesh’s Sharda University posed this examination question to his students: ‘Do you find any similarities between Fascism/ Nazism and ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.22

Enlightened vision: Schooling for humanity

“The Child” (1930) is the only long poem Rabindranath Tagore wrote originally in English. The first draft composed, as legend has it, over the course of a single night, “The Child&rd...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.19

Gandhi versus Lenin

I have been reading the diaries of the diplomat, Ivan Maisky, who served as Soviet Russia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1932 to 1943. A scholar of history and philology, a fluent speaker o...
By Ramachandra Guha

Entertainment  /  Published 31.01.20

Jojo Rabbit: An anti-Nazi satire (not!)

Don’t let the marketing blitz fool you. Jojo Rabbit is not an irreverent anti-Nazi satire in the grand tradition of The Great Dictator, The Producers or even Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Baster...
By Kevin Maher/The Times, London

India  /  Published 23.01.20

Fighting ‘the musty odour of 1000 years’

You know you live in interesting times when a Nobel laureate who spent his formative years in Germany speaks in Calcutta just four days before the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz about...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.19

Diaries of the night

In 1933, a woman in Berlin began collecting the dreams of her countrymen. The time was traumatic for Charlotte Beradt, a Jewish journalist — the collector of dreams — and transformative for her co...
By Uddalak Mukherjee


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